The Museum of Ventura County announces the return of its Wearable Art Fashion Show and has begun its call for entries. Scheduled for June 2 at the Museum’s Smith Pavilion, 100 E Main Street, “Wearing Our Stories: Rising from the Ashes” focuses on stitching together the stories of courage amid destruction and mending the devastation left behind by the Thomas Fire. The challenge for artists, artisans and community members is to tell their stories through an article of clothing or accessories designed for this wearable art show. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
“What we wear tells the story of who we are— from the shoes on our feet, to the fabrics and colors we choose, to the adornment on our bodies. It can explain where we come from, what groups we belong to and how we view ourselves as individuals,” said Anna Bermudez, curator at the Museum. “As a community, we have suffered through a horrific ordeal, an experience that has taken so much from so many. The focus of this show is how we begin sifting through the ashes to find some treasure to mend our spirit and give us the strength to move forward and rebuild.”
The fashion show will take place June 2 at the Museum’s Smith Pavilion, 100 E Main Street, Ventura. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. General admission ticket prices range from $45 for non-members, $40 for members, with VIP tickets being $75 for non-members, $70 for members. VIP includes pre-reception with appetizers and one drink ticket. Those selected to be in the fashion show will be notified by April 30 and will be asked to take place in the rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. June 1.
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